We're Not Gonna Take It! A National Education Effort to Raise Awareness About Prostate Cancer Jump To Jump To The Campaign Get Screened Black Men Podcast Videos "Am I At Risk?" Quiz Jay Jay's Impact Launched in 2021, the We’re Not Gonna Take It campaign is a national education effort to raise awareness about prostate cancer. Jay Jay French, who you may know from the heavy metal band Twisted Sister, is a prostate cancer survivor and spokesperson for this campaign. Motivating men and their caregivers to learn about prostate cancer risk factors and, if diagnosed, understanding available treatment options is what We’re Not Gonna Take It is all about!This campaign is brought to you in collaboration with Bayer. I'm a prostate cancer survivor because my doctors were proactive. I'm working with ZERO and Bayer to encourage men 50 and older—especially those with a family history of the disease—to become advocates for themselves, getting checked each year and knowing if their PSA number is on the rise. — Jay Jay French, Twisted Sister Play Video Close WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER When it comes to prostate cancer, we are in this together and We're Not Gonna Take It. From screening to shared decision-making, we are with you through every step of your prostate cancer journey. Play Video Close Did You Know? Shared decision-making helps patients feel included and empowered while making treatment decisions. Card 1 Take the "Truth or Twisted?" QuizTest your prostate cancer knowledge by taking our “Truth or Twisted?” quiz to separate the fact from fiction around the disease. #1. Prostate cancer is an older man’s disease, so ONLY men in their golden years (65+) need to worry about it. Question 1 Question 1 - None -TrueFalse True False That’s Twisted! The majority of men with prostate cancer are over 50, and a significant number are over the age of 65. However, there are cases of prostate cancer in men in their 30s and 40s, some of which are very aggressive. Card 2 #2. Jay Jay French, founder and guitarist for Twisted Sister, says his brother and father were diagnosed with prostate cancer, which put him at an increased risk for the disease. Question 2 Question 2 - None -TrueFalse True False That’s True. Family history is a risk factor for prostate cancer. Jay Jay’s father died from the disease. His brother was diagnosed at age 66. Jay Jay was also diagnosed at age 66. Card 3 #3. Prostate cancer is diagnosed at the same rate in men as breast cancer is diagnosed in women. Question 3 Question 3 - None -TrueFalse True False That’s True. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. One in eight men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. Card 4 #4. A man’s race does not factor into his risk for prostate cancer. Question 4 Question 4 - None -TrueFalse True False That’s Twisted. Black men are at an increased risk for developing prostate cancer over White men. One in six Black men will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime. Check out our We’re Not Gonna Take It podcast episode featuring William King where he discusses his experience as a Black man with prostate cancer. Card 5 #5. There’s a simple blood test that can screen for prostate cancer. Question 5 Question 5 - None -TrueFalse True False That’s True. The Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test is a blood test doctors use to screen for evidence of prostate cancer. As We’re Not Gonna Take It podcast guest, William King of the Commodores, stated, his prostate cancer was discovered as the result of PSA testing. Card 6 #6. Rob Halford of Judas Priest says he publicly opened up about his prostate cancer diagnosis because he wanted to be honest with his fans. Question 6 Question 6 - None -TrueFalse True False That’s True...and a little Twisted. While Halford is open and honest about many aspects of his life with his fans, he shared his diagnosis publicly in an effort to raise awareness about the disease. Early detection saves lives and all men should understand their risk factors. Card 7 #7. Caregivers play an important role in the prostate cancer journey. Question 7 Question 7 - None -TrueFalse True False That’s True. Caregivers are an important source of support throughout the prostate cancer journey. Caregivers can research treatment options and participate in shared-decision making to determine the best treatment option for you and your treatment goals. Take a look at our Caregivers Guide to learn more. We're Not Gonna Take It! Podcast The We’re Not Gonna Take It podcast is hosted by Jay Jay French and features intimate conversations between the rockstar and special guests who have also been impacted by prostate cancer to discuss their disease journeys. Listen on Spotify William King of The Commodores William King of The Commodores chats with Twisted Sister's Jay Jay French about his prostate cancer journey as an African American man. Rob Halford of Judas Priest Rob Halford of the rock band Judas Priest, Rob goes into detail about how sobriety and sexuality factored into his own prostate cancer journey. "Cowboy Max" Wade Jay Jay French (of Twisted Sister) interviews "Cowboy Max," a TikTok-famous goat farmer from New Mexico diagnosed with prostate cancer at 46 Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister: Part 1 Jay Jay French sits down with Jamie Bearse for a chat about music, rock 'n roll, and prostate cancer. Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister: Part 2 Jay Jay French, founder, guitarist, and manager for the heavy metal band “Twisted Sister” continues his conversation with ZERO about living with prostate cancer. Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister: Part 3 Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister shares the most personal side of his prostate cancer journey in this special episode of We're Not Gonna Take It! Page 1 Take the "Am I At Risk?" QuizEarly detection is key to giving men a fighting chance against prostate cancer. All men are at risk for prostate cancer but there are various factors that could increase your risk of being diagnosed with the disease. Take the “Am I At Risk?” quiz to learn more about these risk factors. How old are you? How old are you? - Select -Under 50Over 50 Under 50 Over 50 Do you have a brother, father, or grandfather diagnosed with the disease? Do you have a brother, father, or grandfather diagnosed with the disease? - Select -YesNo Yes No Do you have a brother, father, or grandfather diagnosed with the disease? Are you a veteran? Are you a veteran? - Select -YesNo Yes No Are you a veteran? 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Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.Sierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth SudanSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwan, Province of ChinaTajikistanThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited Republic of TanzaniaUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuViet NamVirgin Islands (British)Wallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabwe 2022 New York City Run/Walk 2022 ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit 2022 Blue Jacket Fashion Show 2021 National Caregiver Month 2022 New York City Run/Walk September 2022 Jay Jay was the Mission Speaker at ZERO’s New York City Run/Walk in September 2022. The annual event brought together prostate cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and families and raised more than $136,000. 2022 ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit March 2022 In March of 2022, Jay Jay did double duty as the keynote speaker of the ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit and host of ZERO’s Bold for Blue Awards. The Summit is ZERO’s annual education and advocacy event. 2022 Blue Jacket Fashion Show February 2022 In February 2022, Jay Jay hit the runway during New York City’s Fashion Week to take part in the annual Blue Jacket Fashion Show, an event that raises funds and prostate cancer awareness. 2021 National Caregiver Month November 2021 In November 2021, Jay Jay and his wife, Sharon talked about tackling prostate cancer as a couple during ZERO’s National Caregiver Month campaign. This campaign was developed in collaboration with Bayer.